Buckman Gibson Featured Speaker for Power Talks

Katherine Buckman GibsonMemphis – Katherine Buckman Gibson, Chairman of the Board of Buckman, will be the next Christian Brothers University’s (CBU) “Power Talks for Women” featured speaker on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

Buckman Gibson is a member of the Board of Directors of the TAPPI Foundation Board of Trustees.  She is a past Vice-Chairman of the Board of Executives of the Sloan Center for Paper Business Industry Studies (CPBIS), and has also served as a board member of TAPPI and PIMA, both associations serving the pulp and paper industry.  Buckman Gibson is actively involved in a variety of charitable organizations, serving as the 2008 Campaign Chair of the United Way of the Mid-South and on the national board of directors for Girls Inc.  She is also a board member of the Memphis BioWorks Foundation.  Buckman Gibson is a past board member of Girls Incorporated of Memphis, Memphis In May International Festival, Mid-South Reading Alliance, St. Mary’s Episcopal School, the Assisi Foundation, and the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis.

Buckman Gibson holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University and a law degree and MBA from Emory University.  Prior to joining Buckman, she worked as an analyst for Citicorp and at Smith, Gambrell & Russell as an associate in mergers & acquisitions.  In 1993, Buckman Gibson joined Buckman Laboratories International, Inc. as Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretary.  In 2000, she was named Chairman of the Board of the Buckman parent company.

The “Power Talks for Women” series is presented by CBU’s Graduate & Professional Studies program and sponsored by Fidelity Investments. This event is free and open to public but seating is limited, so advance registration is required. For reservations and more information, please contact the CBU Graduate & Professional Studies office at (901) 321-3291. ###

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